Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Fr. Joe's Christmas Greetings for You -Latest Kripa Newsletter


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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Income Generation Project - BY KRIPA VASAI & VRACS


Income Generation Project
 
In house patients and staff have worked around the clock to make articles and decorations to be put on sale. Every Sunday, a stall is placed well decorated with these articles and the proceeds of the sale will go towards the Children Party at Vasai.
 
The patients and staff put in strenuous efforts to produce nutrition powder and supplements towards the Luxembourg Project, supported by the Embassy of Luxembourg. It is proposed to make these supplements for our Children Living with HIV AIDS (CLHAs) registered at Vasai Region AIDS Control Society.

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Monday, December 9, 2013

WORLD AIDS DAY- KRIPA MANGALORE


World AIDS Day
 
On 01st December 2013, Kripa Mangalore commemorated World AIDS Day at the centre for around 35 children from ‘CARTS SAMVEDHANA’. The In-house patients and the children were given inputs on Changes in Lifestyle and Discipline. They were also made aware of the dangers of addiction and its relation to HIV AIDS.
 
A fun filled programme was organized for the children. There was entertainment in the form of games and songs followed by snacks, sweets and lunch. Prizes were awarded to the winners and children received take-away gifts.

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Sunday, December 8, 2013

World AIDS DAY BY KRIPA VADODRA


World AIDS Day
 
On 01st December 2013, Kripa Baroda commemorated World AIDS Day in different areas in the city. The programme was supported by Gujarat State AIDS Control Society under the TI Migrant Project.
 
Children of various schools, community members, and local leaders participated in the programme, displaying banners and posters and distributed leaflets to the General Public, well depicting the Basics of HIV; its mode of transmission and preventive measures to be used.

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Fr. Joe on the Panel discussion at : The conference on Illicit Drugs in the North East- held in Guwahati


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WORLD AIDS DAY AT VARIOUS CENTERS OF KRIPA IN INDIA


World AIDS Day
 
On 01st December 2013, Kripa Guwahati commemorated World AIDS Day by participating in a rally organized by Assam State AIDS Control Society (ASACS).
 
In house and Ex Patient along with staff of the centre designed banners and placards and distributed the symbolic red ribbons during the rally. Students of Down Town University who participated in the rally were also given information on HIV infection and prevention of the same by the staff

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Kripa Dharavi commemorated International World AIDS Day from 01st to 03rd December 2013 by organizing awareness programme at different areas of Dharavi, Sion, Dadar and Mahim.
 
The programme was flagged off amidst a gathering of police personnel, social workers, members of other NGOs, local leaders, beneficiaries and staff of the project.
 
There were speeches, distribution of leaflets and red ribbons, display of banners and posters. The team visited various areas and shouted out slogans and gave information to those who wished to avail of it. The highlight of the programme was the involvement of the Children of the Dharavi Project.

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Kripa Pune in collaboration with Rotary Club commemorated World AIDS Day at Pen, Hirkani on 01st December 2013

The Project Coordinator Mrs. Anuradha karkera along with the staff spoke on Addiction and its relation to HIV AIDS, Self Help groups, Life Skills and techniques and how one can be a productive member of Society. The programme was organized by an Ex-Patient and it has been decided to hold AA meetings once a week. Many queries that were raised, were resolved by the team.
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Kripa Vasai and VRACS participated in the World AIDS Day Programme organized by Vasai Virar Mahanagar Pallika at Ganpatrao Vartak Krida Bhavan, Parnaka on 01st December 2013
 
Students of around 10 schools in the vicinity participated in the programme along with local leaders, social workers, teachers of the school and well-wishers. Speeches, Street plays and Banners and Slogan display were part of the programme. A message by Rev. Fr. Joe Pereira was read out by Bosco D’Souza to the gathering that received a good round of applause. Post session, many schools contacted the Resource Team to conduct programmes in their schools during the World AIDS week.

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In continuum to the World AIDS Day Programme at Parnaka, Vasai and the subsequent request from various schools, Kripa Vasai conducted awareness programmes from 02nd to 06th December 2013 for 6 schools in Vasai, Nala Sopara, Virar areas through different activities for the students by Mrs. Jean Pereira and the Kripa team of Vasai
 
Medical inputs on Addiction and its relation to HIV AIDS, High Risk Behaviour, Life skills were explained to the students. There was a display of posters and banners and distribution of pamphlets. The students possessed poor knowledge of HIV AIDS as evident from their queries. Myths and misconceptions were dispelled with and the patients and staff in residence shared their life experiences during their addiction, to serve as an eye opener to the students.

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Awareness at a Christian Church By Kripa Pune


Awareness Programme for Church Members
 
In accordance with a request by Church authorities, Kripa Pune conducted an Awareness Outreach at St.Annes Church for Community members on 24th November 2013.
 
The gathering had heard of Kripa Pune through its various activities conducted in the Community and were eager for first hand knowledge in Addiction for which they were not disappointed as the team spoke on various therapies, daily schedule of the centre and the participants nurtured a hope that their loved ones suffering from addiction would get a good treatment centre, as evident from their queries and feedback post session. The Church has invited the team on the following Sunday for similar programm

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Awareness for villagers conducted by Kripa Pune

Awareness Programme for Villagers
On 22nd November 2013, Kripa Pune in collaboration with Armed Force Medical College conducted an Awareness Programme for villagers of Khor. Many senior military officers, politicians, doctors and social workers were invited for the programme.
A stall was allotted for Kripa Pune who interacted with the villagers who were increasing in numbers at the programme. The Kripa Model of Recovery and Disease of Addiction were explained to them and the treatment facilities that would be made available to them. Many of the villagers poured out their personal grievances who were counseled by the team

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Awareness Programme for Students by Kripa Varanasi


Awareness Programme for Students
 
Kripa Varanasi conducted an Awareness Programme for Students of Centre Public School, Chandhasi and Vidya Public School, Nai Basti, Varanasi on 25th November 2013.
 
The programme begun with an Introduction of Kripa; its services and activities. Sharing of Life Experiences followed with a question-answer session. The children were made aware of the dangerous effects of addictive substance and not to fall prey to it.. They were also told to focus on their education that would help shape their career in life. The school authorities thanked the Resource Team for a fruitful programme.

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Awareness Programs by Kripa Dahanu in the tribal belt of Dahanu and Talasari


On 27th November 2013, Kripa Dahanu conducted an Awareness Programme for members of the General Community of Bapugaon  near Udhava Talasari, on Addiction and Drug Abuse.
 
An introduction on Addiction followed by an overview of Kripa Foundation and its activities, extent of its services and other available services and Importance of Self Help Groups were contents of the programme.
 
Kripa staff shared their testimonies clearly outlining the problems faced due to their addictive behaviour and the blessings of Fr Joe in bringing them on the path of Recovery




On 29th October 2013 and 24th November 2013, Kripa Dahanu conducted an Awareness Programme for members of the General Community on Addiction and Drug Abuse.
 
An introduction on Addiction followed by an overview of Kripa Foundation and its activities, extent of its services and other available services and Importance of Self Help Groups were contents of the programme.
 
Kripa staff shared their testimonies clearly outlining the problems faced due to their addictive behaviour and the blessings of Fr Joe in bringing them on the path of Recovery.


On 21st November 2013, Kripa Dahanu conducted an A.A Meeting for villagers of Gangangaon. There are many villagers who are afflicted with the disease of addiction and coming from a poor socio-economic background are not aware of the 12 Step Philosophy and Rehabilitation measures.
 
Post Meeting, the Resource team explained the Kripa Model of Recovery and were asked to get seek treatment for themselves or their family members. The Community Members were impressed with the programme and promised to take steps to rehabilitate themselves.

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Awareness outside a cinema hall by Kripa Vasai and VRACS


Due to repeated requests from Community leaders and Social Workers of Parvati Cinema area, Kripa Vasai conducted an Awareness Programme for Community members on 29th November 2013.
The team went around continuously distributing pamphlets and interacted with the passerby’s who were counseled on various aspects of addiction and importance of family intervention in helping the alcoholic to seek treatment. Many of them shared their personal grievances and the problems caused by their loved ones due to addiction. Many expressed their doubts that were quickly dispersed off, by the Staff

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Training Programme of ICTC Counsellors by Kripa Dharavi



Training Programme of ICTC Counsellors
 
Kripa Dharavi team trained 20 ICTC Counsellors of Maharashtra State AIDS Control Society on 28th November 2013 at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).
 
The topics were on Safer Practices, Overdose Management, Enhancing skills of Rapport Building & Counselling, and Vein Care Management and Information on STIs and IDUs.
 
The programme concluded with simulation, feedback and a question-answer session.

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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Fr. Joe's message on WORLD AIDS DAY 2014


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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Awareness at a weekly Market by Kripa Vasai and VRACS


Awareness at Papdy Market
 
On 22nd November 2013, Kripa Vasai conducted an Awareness Programme for Shop Keepers and Community Members at Papdy Market.
 
Many passersby interacted with the team on a one-to-one basis and were counseled on various aspects of addiction and importance of family intervention in helping the alcoholic to seek treatment. A few of them promised to bring their relatives and friends for treatment to the centre. Staff and Patients of the centre went around distributing pamphlets.

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Awareness outside Naigaon Railway Station -Kripa Vasai


Awareness at Naigaon Station East
 
On 19th November 2013, Kripa Vasai conducted an Awareness Programme for Members of the General Community and Auto drivers.
 
Staff and Patients of the centre went around distributing pamphlets and incessantly giving information to those who wished to avail of it. Many passersby interacted with the team on a one-to-one basis and were counseled on various aspects of addiction and importance of family intervention in helping the alcoholic to seek treatment. A few of them promised to bring their relatives and friends for treatment to the centre

Awareness Programme for General Community by VARCS- Kripa Vasai


Awareness Programme for General Community
On 08th November 2013, Kripa Vasai conducted an Awareness programme for General Community at Parvati Cinema Naka.
There was a Display of Posters and Banners with the team distributing pamphlets. They also disseminated information on Drug Addiction and HIV AIDS, Activities of Kripa Vasai and VRACS. The local leaders thanked the team for their efforts in spreading awareness in the locality and promised to extend their full cooperation in future programmes and mass events.


Self Help Group for Women started by Kripa Bareilly


Self Help Group Programme
 
On 17th October 2013, Kripa Bareilly conducted a Self Help Group meeting for women of Alcoholics in collaboration with Holy Family Social Centre at Aonla.
 
24 women attended the programme and were explained the bare facts of addiction; it being an illness of body and mind, AA 12 Step programme, Kripa Model of Recovery. They were also explained the process of handling their relatives suffering from alcoholism.
 
The women thanked the Resource Team and promised to attend the follow up programmes in future.

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"Kripa Darjeeling participates in a Marathon " Run for a cause"


Marathon
 
On 11th October 2013, the day being, International Girl Child Day, Kripa Darjeeling participated in the Marathon organised by MAARG, Darjeeling, under the theme, “Run for a Cause”, to stop violence against Women and Children.
 
The winners of the Marathon were awarded prizes and the programme ended with speeches made by prominent members of society. After the programme, many participants and onlookers interacted with the Kripa team to gain more knowledge on Addiction and HIV AIDS.

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Self Help Group Meetings/ Fellowship by Kripa Zuneboto



Self Help Group Meetings
 
Kripa Zunheboto has started AA / NA meetings every Saturday that was initiated by Kripa Ex-Clients. The meetings have shown positive results with an increase in members attending the meetings.
 
The Zunheboto User’s Forum was formed to create a platform for the User’s Community to empower themselves and to inculcate the harms and risks associated with the drug/alcohol usage and to get actively involved in the sensitization and awareness programmes on HIV AIDS and other related illness. The members unanimously elected Kripa Zunheboto as President of the Forum.


Awareness Programme for Community Members by Kripa Zuneboto


Awareness Programme for Community Members
 
On 13th October 2013, Kripa Zunheboto conduct an Awareness Programme for General Community on request from members of the Philimi Baptist Church at the Church premises itself.
 
The Resource Team spoke on Drug Abuse / Alcoholism, its consequences, disease concept and the need for an In-house treatment programme for those addicts seeking help. The various services, activities and schedule of the Kripa Model of Recovery were also explained to the community. They praised Fr. Joe Pereira and the good work done by the organization in helping to reform addicts and bring them to the mainstreams of society.

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Orientation Programme for Students with NCB support by Kripa Assam

Orientation Programme for Students
 
As part of a Drug Awareness Programme by Narcotics Control Bureau, students from Dispur Govt. Higher Secondary School visited Kripa Assam for an Orientation Programme on Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation on 22nd November 2013. The students interacted with patients in treatment and got first hand information about the devastating effects of addiction.
 
The Resource Team also explained the Kripa Model of Recovery and Importance of Yoga and Meditation in the Spiritual Growth of a person. A question-answer session enlightened the students further who collected enough information for their project work

Orientation Programme for Children by Kripa Assam

Orientation Programme for Children
 
On 09th November 2013, Kripa Assam conducted an Orientation Programme for children of Snehalaya.
 
The children were told to refrain from addictive substances that are commonly used by children of their age like tobacco, inhalants, betel nuts and the harmful effects caused by them. They were made aware of yoga and meditation and importance of changes in life style and career building. Staff of the centre shared their personal experience and the harm that befell them due to addiction.
 
The children promised to lead clean and healthy disciplines and bring changes in their lives

Orientation Programme for Students by Kripa Assam


Orientation Programme for Students
 
On 07th and 08th November 2013, an Orientation Programme was conducted for students of Army Public School, Narangi, Guwahati as part of their curriculum course.
 
The students were explained the various activities and facilities of the centre. They were made aware of Addiction and HIV AIDS. A testimony and interaction with patients, followed with a question-answer session concluded the day’s programme. They students expressed their ardent desire to visit the centre in future

Awareness Programme on Drug Addiction by Kripa Assam


Awareness Programme on Drug Addiction
 
On 25th October 2013, Kripa Guwahati conducted an Awareness Programme on Drug Addiction for students of Narengi High School, Guwahati.
 
Many Ex-Clients helped in the programme and presented their testimonies. They shared on the bondage and slavery of addiction, and the Joy of Recovery in Kripa. Other sessions on Drug Abuse, Addiction and its relationship with HIV AIDS also had the students glued to their seats. Post session, the interaction and feedback was tremendous and the school authorities thanked the Resource Team for an enlightening programme.
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Monday, November 18, 2013

Diwali Dhamaka for Kripa Bandra and Vasai Families





The patients of the Kripa Foundation, Bandra and Vasai centres celebrated Diwali at the latter’s premises in Papdy, Vasai on Monday, November 04. 2013. The day’s programme began with the patients being treated to a healthy breakfast and snacks followed by a sports festival, which included cricket and table tennis matches.
 
Fr. Joe Pereira, Managing Trustee of Kripa Foundation, set the ball rolling for the cricket event, when he tossed the coin for the two captains to call to decide, who would bat first. He later inaugurated the match by hitting a run off the bowling from Mr. Bosco D’Souza, National Programme Director.
 
The two teams participated with plenty of vigour and enthusiasm. The players were egged on by their respective supporters, which provided a charged up and festive atmosphere to the proceedings.
 
It did not really matter which team won or which lost, as both were the winners according to Fr. Joe. “Both teams tried their best and I congratulate the participants from both the visiting Bandra Centre and the Vasai Centre,” Fr. Joe stated after the match.
 
Later the players from both centres let their hair down as they danced to the tunes from popular songs.
 
The dancing helped the participant build up a huge appetite and the kitchen team did not disappoint them as they laid out a sumptuous, lip-smacking spread which was enjoyed by one and all.
 
Fr. Joe’s family members from three generations were also present on the occasion and had lunch with him.
 
While bidding farewell to all, Fr. Joe proposed that another celebration of this kind will be held at the Bandra Centre on November 14, 2013.
 
The two groups thanked Fr. Joe and Mr. Bosco D’Souza for organizing such a fun filled event full of entertainment and revelry.
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Awareness Programme for School Students by Kripa Varanasi


Awareness Programme for School Students
 
Kripa Varanasi conducted an Awareness Programme for students of three schools on 21st, 24th, and 25th October 2013.
 
The students were made aware of the dangerous effects of drug use like nicotine, gutkha and inhalants through inputs and testimonies and told not to fall prey to addictive substances. They were told to focus on their studies and follow a disciplined life style that would help them shape their career.

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Awareness Programmes by Kripa Bareilly



Awareness Programme for Students
 
On 07th October 2013, an Awareness Programme on Drug Abuse and Prevention was held for students of Mother Teresa school, Bareilly.
 
The children were told about addition and addictive substances and to keep away from such substances. They were told to pass the message of addition as a treatable illness and how to deal with addicts in a positive manner that would help bring them on the path of Recovery through Self Help Groups and Kripa Model of Recovery.




Awareness Programme for families of Alcoholics
 
Kripa Bareilly conducted an awareness programme for the  families of alcoholics on 03rd and 08th October 2013.
 
They were made aware that alcoholism is an illness of the body, mind and soul and the methods they should adopt to take care of an alcoholic. They were also made aware of the importance of Self Help groups and Rehabilitation using the AA 12 Step Programme and Kripa Model of Recovery.



Awareness Programme for General Community
 
On 10th October 2013, Kripa Bareilly conducted an Awareness Programme for members of Kissanpur village on Drug Abuse and Addiction.
 
The villagers were made aware of, addiction as a disease, and steps to deal with it, information on detoxification and self help groups. Information on Kripa; its activities and services were also disseminated to the Community. The village authorities have suggested a follow up programme to be conducted on a periodic basis.

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Awareness Programme at Vasai Railway Station and General Population by VRACS




Awareness Programme at Vasai Station
On 18th October 2013, Kripa Vasai conducted an Awareness Programme at Anand Nagar, Vasai Station for Community members.
The programme was on Drug Addiction; its consequences and its relation to HIV AIDS. The team went around distributing pamphlets and interacted continuously with the General Community. The services of Kripa Nursing Home were also highlighted. There was also a Display of posters and banners. Many school children approached the team to seek more information on Addiction.

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Awareness Programme for General Community by Kripa Dahanu

Awareness Programme for General Community
 
On 23rd September 2013, Kripa Dahanu in collaboration with Vasai Janhit conducted an Awareness Programme for members of the General Community on Addiction and Drug Abuse.
 
An introduction on Vasai Janhit followed by an overview of Kripa Foundation and its activities, extent of its services and other available services
 
Kripa staff shared their testimonies clearly outlining the problems faced due to their addictive behaviour and the blessings of Fr Joe in bringing them on the path of Recovery.

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Announcement of Certificate Course in Addiction and its Management by Fr. Joe H Pereira - Kripa Foundation





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For further details contact:
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